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Web Series Musical ‘Rachel Unraveled’ Subverts the Usual Broadway Stage Dreams

"A satire of the young-actress-moves-to-NYC trope, the show follows actress/singer/dog whisperer Rachel Ravel as she tries to make it big in the Big Apple."

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Rachel Unraveled

Logline: A musical satire following a young actress trying to make it big in the Big Apple.

Elevator Pitch:

“Rachel Unraveled” is a new musical comedy web series created by best friends Rachel Ravel and Austin Spero. A satire of the young-actress-moves-to-NYC trope, the show follows actress/singer/dog whisperer Rachel Ravel as she tries to make it big in the Big Apple. With the help of her best friend, 15-year-old arch nemesis, telepathic dog, and the homeless man who composes her audition songs, Rachel learns the true meaning of friendship, success, and what it takes to “Shine.”

Production Team:

Cast: Rachel Ravel (“Love’s Labour’s Lost”), Austin Spero (HBO’s “Eastbound and Down”), Olivia Caridi (“The Bachelor”), William Youmans (“Birdman,” “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close,” Original Broadway Cast of “Wicked”), Maria-Christina Oliveras (Original Broadway Cast of “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson,” “Amelie”), David Alvarez (“Billy Elliot”).

Created by: Rachel Ravel, Austin Spero, Garrett David Kim.
Written by: Rachel Ravel, Austin Spero, Billy Recce
Original Songs by: Billy Recce

About the Film:

“Rachel Unraveled” was born from a mutual admiration for ourselves, Marlo Thomas in “That Girl,” and all things kitsch. After many months of joking about what amazing bits, gags, and musical numbers would comprise the imaginary web series of our alter egos, we finally decided that it was time to turn this imaginary series into something real. At 7:15 AM, standing in the rush line to obtain rush tickets to “The Color Purple,” we simultaneously experienced an epiphany that “Rachel Unraveled” wasn’t just the web series of our dreams, it was going to become the series of our reality.

Current Status: Fundraising, pre-production.

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